Romania Pilgrimage 2020 – SPIRITUAL TREASURES OF ORTHODOX ROMANIA

A Pilgrimage—April 29-May 13  2020

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt 6:21). Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, MD is offering a unique pilgrimage to all those desiring to strengthen their faith in Christ and see the experience the riches of the spiritual legacy of the Orthodox Church in Romania.

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Be Refreshed in Christ and the Holy Orthodox Faith

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Come outside yourself to focus more on Christ and grow in your faith. Be inspired by the faith of the Romanian people and her spiritual elders. Visit some of the most beautiful churches in the world. Experience Romanian hospitality at the monasteries where we’ll be staying, learn to love more as Christ loves. Be emboldened to witness to the truth of Christ upon your return.

Dates: April 29-May 13, 2020

Cost: $2,900, $2,750 for a spouse or child. Price assumes double-occupancy and is valid for all those registering by Dec. 31, 2020. In some cases, single rooms may be available at additional cost. $500 deposit made out to “Holy Archangels Orthodox Church” to hold your space (non-refundable after Dec. 1). Limit: first 8 registrants. Deposits can be mailed to: Holy Archangels, 1353 Tydings Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409 

Deposits can also be made by credit card via the Paypal Button Below. There is a 3% service charge for deposits made by credit card. So the total deposit if made by credit card is $515.



Departure/Return: Dulles Int’l Airport, Washington, D.C.

Included: Int’l Airfare to/from Dulles, food, accommodations in Romania, tips, transport via private bus, experienced pilgrimage leader.

Not included: Domestic airfare to/from Dulles, food in the airports, personal items you wish to purchase on the trip.

Important: Pilgrims must be good health able to walk reasonable distances (1-2 miles/day)

IMPORTANT PILGRIMAGE DUE DATES:

  • $500 deposit to hold each space.  Space is limited to 8 pilgrims.  
  • Those registering after 31 Dec., pilgrimage price increases as airline costs increase (cost yet to be determined).
  • 1 Jan., 2020: one half of pilgrimage payment due
  • 1 Jan. 2020 (at latest), scanned copy of your passport emailed to Fr. Robert (necessary for booking airline tickets, copy for pilgrimage)
  • 1 March, 2020, remaining half of pilgrimage payment due (minus deposit)

Highlights

We arrive in Bucharest, travel to the ProVita orphanage and ministry for Holy Ascension, home to over 400 children, visit the holy monastery of Crasna nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, journey to the breathtaking town of Sinaia and Peleş Castle, home to the Romanian kings. From there we head north to Moldova and Bucovina to visit the holy monasteries of Petru Voda, resting place of Fr. George Calciu, Sihastru and Agapia, followed by the world-renowned painted monasteries of Bucovina: Putna, where we celebrate Pentecost, Voroneţ, Moldoviţa, and Suceviţa. We return to Bucharest for our final days, visit St. Nicholas (the ‘Russian’ church of the University, built by Czar Nicholas II, Antim Monastery, home to the “burning bush” movement that prepared the Church for Communist persecution, venerate the hand of St. Nicholas, the relics of St. Spiridon, St. Dimitrie the New, and many Romanian Saints you’ll come to know and love, the Patriarchal Cathedral, the new Cathedral (just completed). Pilgrims will have the opportunity to shop at many of the Patriarchal stores and gift shops of Bucharest, as well as the holy monasteries throughout the trip.

The Pilgrimage Leader

The Rev. Fr. Robert Miclean is pastor of Holy Archangels Orthodox Church in Annapolis, MD and is OCF Chaplain at the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, where he has served for thirteen years. Fr. Robert has led numerous pilgrimages to Romania, the land of his forefathers, and enjoys sharing with others the richness of Romanian Orthodox spirituality and helping all to grow in the love of Christ. He, his wife and five children live in Annapolis, Maryland.